Success was plain sailing for International Maritime Law student
Madrid-born Jaime Albors Cano has received his LLM International Maritime Law award from Swansea University, at the city’s Brangwyn Hall.
The 23-year-old, who also won the LLM Best Project Prize of £500 for his Law Report, received his award during the Winter Degree and Award Congregation for the College of Business, Economics and Law.
Jaime, who studied Law at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid before commencing his studies at Swansea in 2010, completed his course last September.
He now lives in north London, where he works in the Marine and International Transport Department of the leading international law firm Clyde & Co LLP.
Jaime said: “I am genuinely grateful to the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law for this unexpected prize. I would also like to thank all the staff of the LLM, and specially, Professor Caddel and Professor Nikkaki for their support in the preparation of my project.”
Commenting on Jaime’s achievement, Professor Baris Soyer, Director of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, said: "Jaime was an exceptional LLM student. He has a solid legal background and has developed himself immensely during his time at Swansea. He is a quick-thinker and problem solver and I have no doubt he will adapt himself to the legal practice with ease.
“The LLM degrees offered by the Law School are well-known and regarded in shipping, banking and insurance sectors. The courses are taught by internationally recognised experts who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines and are very much practice oriented.
“I have every confidence that the LLM degree will accelerate Jaime's rise in the legal profession as he joins the elite class of Swansea LLM Alumni which is spread all around the world."